Melai Cantiveros is first winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar

Jun 7, 2015
Melai Cantiveros received 51.93% of votes, allowing her to win Your Face Sounds Familiar for her performance of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." She will receive P2 million pesos, half of which will go to her chosen charity.


Melai Cantiveros is the first winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

The comedienne impersonated Miley Cyrus during the grand showdown aired on ABS-CBN yesterday, June 6.

Melai brought the house down when she performed Miley's "Wrecking Ball" at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

She imitated the pop star's tummy-baring all-white look as she rode a giant wrecking ball that was hung from the ceiling.

During the June 7 results night, it was revealed that Melai received 51.93 percent of the votes, allowing her to win ABS-CBN's franchise game show.

She was able to beat three other contenders: Jay-R, Edgar Allan Guzman and Nyoy Volante.

Nyoy emerged as the runner-up for getting 24.51 percent of the votes.

Jay-R had the 3rd highest number of votes (16.1 percent).

Edgar Allan got 7.47 percent of votes.

For their final performances, Jay-R chose to bring life to Frank Sinatra, Edgar Allan Guzman impersonated Chris Brown while Nyoy Volante transformed into a woman as the diva Whitney Houston.

(Read: Your Face Sounds Familiar Final Four impersonate Frank Sinatra, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus and Whitney Houston)


Melai will receive P2 million pesos, half of which will go to her chosen charity.

Upon winning the prize, the actress was teary-eyed as she said, "God works in mysterious ways. Thank you very much."

She quipped about her chosen charity, Alay Kapwa Desk Social Action Center Diocese of Marbel: "Nag-pray siguro sila ng rosary kaya nanalo ako."

Melai's husband, Jason Francisco, kept on jumping up and down when she was declared as the winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar.

He even lifted his wife up in the air as confetti dropped down from the rafters.

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Melai Cantiveros received 51.93% of votes, allowing her to win Your Face Sounds Familiar for her performance of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." She will receive P2 million pesos, half of which will go to her chosen charity.
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